Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Parfait Recipe

Finding healthy snacks for my Celiac daughter can be a challenge.  She wants food that tastes good and I want food the entire family will eat.  As my son says, “You never know what you’ll get with Gluten Free food. It’s either really good or really bad. There is no in between.”  I always have a package of snack bars in the pantry, so when This Kid Saves Lives bars asked me to try their product, I was all ears. Not only are the bars gluten free, gmo free and nut free, they contain 14 essential vitamins and minerals.  Because my kids are not big breakfast eaters- they like to sleep until the last possible minute- I used the bars to make a quick and easy parfait.  This has two advantages; the kids get breakfast and I, not the early morning person, can fix breakfast in a couple of minutes.  Like most of my recipes, this one has few ingredients and you can substitute the flavors to your taste.
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Do you Know A Guy Who Loves Cats?

This is a partnered post with Purina. All opinions are my own.

It is time for a shocking confession. Brace yourself, because this is one you will never believe if you’ve read my pet posts. I was not a cat person. I grew up around dogs and considered cats kind of snooty and aloof. Like the old saying goes, Dogs have owners and cats have staff. What changed my mind about cats? I began dating a guy who liked cats. Shortly before we got married he found a stray kitten, promptly named Miss Butterscotch, and brought her home. We started our marriage with our first cat. Since then we’ve expanded our menagerie so much that when I called Bryan and told him to hurry home because we had a surprise for him, he asked suspiciously, “Did you get another cat?”
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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie Recipe

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Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter? Mix it together into an ice cream pie and you have a treat you can serve at special occasions or an afterschool treat. But what if I told you making this recipe could help your school? No, I'm not talking … Read More...

Why We Love The General Mills Box Top Program


"Do you want to purchase some wrapping paper?" "How about a tin of cookie dough?" "A school t-shirt?" I know I can't be the only parent who wasn't thrilled to see an endless parade of fundraisers coming home. As a parent and a former teacher, I know … Read More...